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by jeff.stevens
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Doggy Astronomy !
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Doggy Astronomy !

stella wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm
I therefore have given the name "Dogbow" to this phenomenon.
To quote Barry Norman, “and why not?”. It’s my mission to make a successful observation of a Dogbow now.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Good to see observations being made. I tried last night, but the cloud cover was too intermittent, and I was a bit too tired to sit and wait to see if it would clear later. Paul, that’s a frustrating run of cloudy nights, but I’m glad you were able to make another observation. Mike, I’d started usin...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

We had clear skies last night (28th), and I managed to make this observation of NEOWISE, with an 8x40 binocular. HIP 58512 is the star immediately to the right of the comet. I think this period would be classed as astronomical twilight (Sun 12-18 degrees below horizon?), with the sun approx 16 degre...
by jeff.stevens
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Doggy Astronomy !
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Doggy Astronomy !

Hi Cliff, at its peak this rainbow must have been stunning then, as it looks very prominent and picturesque in your later photograph. I love sky watching in general, and I love seeing pictures and observations of various atmospheric optical effects on here. Thanks for taking the time to post it. It ...
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

I’m currently in Instow, Devon, where the light pollution is significantly less than my normal viewing location of Stoke-on-Trent. I was able to view the comet at 11:30pm, using an 8x40 binocular. Despite the better viewing conditions, I couldn’t make out the comet with the unaided eye. However, it ...
by jeff.stevens
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Mike, the “online” banner appears when the user in question is online, logged in and reading the forum.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Interesting set of observations, Mike, and it’s great to see you back posting here.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet c/2020 F3 Neowise
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Comet c/2020 F3 Neowise

An excellent sketch, Bob.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

Cliff, I’m really pleased you got to see the comet. I can feel your frustration at not getting an image. I seem to have regular disasters myself in this particular area. I know the route you are referring to, where Sheila drove you to. It’s interesting to hear of so many people making the effort to ...
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July
Replies: 24
Views: 497

Re: C/2020 F3 NEOWISE 19th July

Glad you got to see it, Nigel.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Such a detailed, beautiful image. Lovely seeing the structure of the tail. The gas tail in particular looks so delicate.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 10/11 July 2020

I hadn’t checked the forecast for the night of 19/20 July, so I was very pleasantly surprised to be treated to clear skies as I looked out of the window before midnight. So, I was lucky enough to have another opportunity to view and photograph C/2020 F3. It wasn’t visible to the unaided eye, but it ...
by jeff.stevens
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Neowise close up.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Neowise close up.

Brian, thanks for sharing your image and observation. Great to be able to sneak a view in between the clouds. Interesting to see the structure of the tail.

Best, wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE - 18 July 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: C omet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE - 18 July 2020

Lovely sketch, Ian. Great to see someone drawing what they see.

Best wishes, Jeff.
by jeff.stevens
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: FINALLY a clear night for Neowise
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: FINALLY a clear night for Neowise

Lovely to see, Brian. I briefly caught a glimpse last night, in between breaks in the cloud. It looks beautiful against your background sky.

Best wishes, Jeff.